Procurement (21 - 30 of 87 items)
Agriculture ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-62FS: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) compatible computer procurements, focusing on: (1) the extent to which USDA procurements of mainframe computers and mainframe peripheral equipment required compatibility with certain computer manufacturers' equipment; and (2) USDA procurement methods.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 19...
Navy Office Space: Consolidating Space in Northern Virginia for the Five Systems Commands
GGD-90-39FS: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning 5 Navy commands, focusing on: (1) where the commands were located; (2) the status of the building leases; and (3) the status of the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to negotiate a lease to consolidate the commands.GAO found that: (1) 20 GSA-managed buildings housed 5 Navy commands in 2.27 million square feet of...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Funding Needs Through Completion of Phase I System
NSIAD-90-79FS: Published: Jan 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) funding requirements through completion of phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative and for research and other programs not part of phase I.GAO found that SDIO estimated that beginning in 1990, it would need $87 billion to complete phase I development and deployment, $10.1 billion for operat...
Army Procurement: The Selection of a Manufacturer for the 120-mm Mortar
NSIAD-89-178: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of its and a private manufacturer's costs for producing its 120-millimeter mortar system.GAO found that: (1) in March 1988, after competitive testing, the Army selected one of three firms which responded to its November 1985 solicitation for the mortars; (2) after comparing the firm's total production costs with its arsenal's...
Procurement: Partial Set-Asides for Domestic Bulk Fuel by Defense Fuel Supply Center
NSIAD-89-112: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) domestic bulk-fuel procurement to determine its compliance with Small Business Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) set-aside programs.GAO found that: (1) DFSC received formal approval to deviate from the standard FAR partial set-aside procedures in 1960; (2) under the special procedures, DFSC req...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
The Development and Award of the Social Security Administration's Systems Engineering and Integration Contract
T-OGC-88-1: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) development and award of its Systems Engineering and Integration system to two firms. GAO found that, prior to award, SSA officials: (1) improperly provided the awardees with procurement information concerning competitors' bids; (2) accepted various gratuities from the awardees in the form of restaurant meals; (3) allowed the awardees to occ...
Federal Buildings: Comparison of Oakland and San Francisco Alternatives
GGD-87-79BR: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: May 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed three studies comparing the construction of a new federal building in Oakland, California, to the acquisition of a new building under construction in San Francisco, California; (2) determined the impact that a move to Oakland would have on employees currently working in San Francisco; and (3) determined what additional space requirements wo...
Procurement: Selected Civilian Agencies' Cost Estimating Processes for Large Projects
GGD-86-137BR: Published: Sep 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six civilian agencies' cost-estimating processes applicable to large, complex procurement projects to determine: (1) the types of regulations that guide the cost-estimating processes; (2) how civilian agencies develop their cost estimates for large projects; and (3) how agencies decide which cost estimate to select to obtain project funding from...
Audiovisual Programs: Federal Agencies' Cost Reporting and Management Practices
GGD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive branch audiovisual activities to: (1) develop information on the volume and cost of such activities; and (2) test agencies' compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and procedures for managing such activities.GAO found that: (1) the National Audiovisual Center understated the costs of federal audiovisual activitie...